Writ applications filed against Galle Face vacate order

Four writ applications have been filed in the Court of Appeal seeking an Interim Stay Order preventing the respondents in the petitions from acting on the police order   directing protesters to vacate the Galle Face protest site.

The Colombo Fort Police last Wednesday informed those occupying tents and temporary shelters at the Galle Face protest site to vacate the premises by 5 p.m. today. The notice further stressed that legal action would be sought against those who fail to comply with the instructions.

In an announcement, the Galle Face occupants were urged to behave in a manner that is in compliance with the country’s law and not to oppress the public.

The petitions have been cited Fort Police OIC Chief Inspector Sagara Liyanage, IGP C.D Wickremaratne, Urban Development Authority and the Attorney General as the respondents.

The petitions were filed by Ven. Miragahawaththe Kashyapa Thera, Irosh Aponsu, Lahiru Anton Fernando and Asanka Abeyrathne.


by Daily News Sri Lanka

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